Michael Calderone Leaving Politico for Yahoo News UPDATED

Media reporter Michael Calderone is leaving Politico for a job at Yahoo News, reports Danny Shea of The Huffington Post.

Recently, we reported that Andrew Golis, who joined Yahoo from Talking Points Memo, was looking to hire a number of seasoned writers–including a media and culture blogger–for a new politics and news blog.

Mr. Calderone will be joining recent Yahoo News hires Chris Lehmann and Brett Michael Dykes.


Here’s the memo from Politico chiefs Jim VandeHei and John Harris to staffers about Mr. Calderone’s departure:

Michael Calderone, who has built a reputation as one of the top writers covering media and helped build POLITICO’s reputation along the way, is moving on….
He has an interesting job at a new venture being sponsored by Yahoo. The post will allow him to continue to draw on his deep expertise about the personalities and debates within modern media that was his signature here.
I imagine that those of us here will continue to be in Michael’s crosshairs…not a new experience for me, either before or during his time at POLITICO. I know first-hand that Michael is a dogged and fair-minded reporter, and I hear similar comments from journalistic colleagues all the time. We all wish him luck at Yahoo.
The media beat is critically important for us—a terrific opportunity for an energetic and creative reporter. We would welcome all ideas—either if you are interested for yourself, or have good thoughts on people we should be recruiting.
Please do let me know, or check in with Beth Frerking.

Michael Calderone Leaving Politico for Yahoo News UPDATED